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Parque Natural da Arrábida

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Estrada da Rasca
2900-579, Setúbal

Setúbal

The Arrábida Natural Park comprises a set of accidents that form the "arrábica" mountain range. This park aims to preserve the natural, socio-cultural, economic and historc values of the region. Its importance in terms of nature and landscape is enormous, due to its uniqueness and its scarce peopling. The Alto dos Píncaros, on the top of the Risco Hill, at an altitude of 400 metres, resembles a wall above the Atlantic Ocean and falls abruptly. There are mountains, hills, valleys and cliffs. Its tallest peak is located at an altitude of 501 metres, on the Formosinho Peak. Three "belvederes" are …

Pedra da Anicha

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Parque Natural da Serra da Arrábida
2900, Azeitão

Setúbal

The Pedra da Anixa is a zoological reserve, where plant and animal diversity characteristic of marine rocky shores are more evident. Is located at Portinho da Arrábida and constitutes an example of rocky outcrop between vast stretches underwater sand, checking uniqueness to this site.

Serra da Arrábida

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Serra da Arrábida
2900, Setúbal

Setúbal

Located in the Natural Park of the Arrábida Hill, it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It spreads from the Palmela hillock to the Cape Espichel and it is 35 km long, 6 km wide in average, and reaches its peak at the Alto do Formosinho. Occupied since the days of old, the roman presence may be seen in the tanks that the romans used for salting the fish. A space with landscapes of great beauty that includes woods and beaches alike. It is extremely rich in terms of animals and plants, with local species, as well as in architectural terms, namely …

Foz do Rio Sado

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Foz do Rio Sado
2900, Setúbal

Setúbal

A wide estuary, with several areas of benches and swamps. It is separated from the sea by the peninsula of Tróia and it is composed by two main regions: the central bay of Setúbal and Marateca and the Alcácer channel. The inner part of the estuary is surrounded by rice fields and cane fields and the outter part is densely populated and industrialized.

Serra do Risco

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Serra do Risco
2900, Setúbal

Setúbal

This hill belongs to the mountain range that includes the Arrábida Hill and ends abruptly by the sea. It reaches its peak at the Píncaro, at an altitude of 381 metres, and it is hence the highest cliff in continental Europe. An excellent place for mountain climbing.

Rio Sado

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Rio Sado
2910, Setúbal

Setúbal

The Sado river, that has it spring on the Vigia Hill, is unique because it flows from the south to the north and then finally has its mouth in Setúbal. The water level is quite varied, due to the tides, which causes river islands and favours the existence of plants and animals.